September – November 2013
TWO GALLERY EXHIBITS
RECEPTION: Friday, September 6 • 5-7 PM
Tyler Art Gallery North: The Era of the Dust Bowl
The Grant Arnold Collection: During the 1930s, Grant Arnold (1904-1988) was essentially the staff lithographer for the Art Students League, NYC and the Woodstock, NY Artists Association. Working in this capacity, he helped many artists complete prints and collected hundreds of works from the artists themselves. These images are primarily in “social realist” style – documenting everyday American life in a straight forward artistic syle.
Farm Security Administration Photography: Between 1937 and 1941 at least three professional photographers were sent to Oswego County to document in photographs local migratory workers and their environmental conditions the Port of Oswego and other local citizens and landmarks under the auspices of the Farm Security Administration (FSA).
Tyler Art Gallery South: Ebb & Flow
Ebb & Flow is an art installation by Mary Giehl and Kim Waale with a focus on water as a primary image. By showing water from a microcosmic and macrocosmic point of view, viewers enter into an intellectually rigorous contemplation of the subject and the various subjective ways artists can interpret a single source of inspiration.
Giehl’s installation enlarges microscopic water-borne organisms.
Waale’s installation shrinks rivers and creeks – examined from a macro perspective – into three-dimensional marks.
Jude Lewis is a woodworker and sculptor. Her work explores functionality in design in regard to both physical and emotional needs and restraints. She has a degree in Furniture Design from the School for American Crafts, Rochester Institute of Technology, and in Sculpture from SUNY Albany. Her work has shown nationally, most recently at the Everson Museum of Syracuse, NY, the Palitz Gallery of NYC, and the Earlville Opera House.
Artist Website: http://judelewis.com
Nancy Diessner’s artwork emerges from her background in painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, and digital image manipulation. Incorporating all these media, her artwork explores the mysterious and complex connection between humans and animals, at the same time expressing our human longing for and isolation from the “other.” Dedicated to safer printmaking, she created two low-toxicity college printmaking studios during her college teaching career, and now runs a public printmaking studio, Dog’s Eye Print Studio, in Framingham, MA, where she also makes photopolymer etching plates for artists.
Artist Website: http://ndiessner.com/
Oswego State Downtown Gallery Exhibit: What Have We Done?
West First & Bridge Streets
Illustrations by Aaron Z. Lee + Friends
October 18 – October 19
An adjunct instructor of art at the college, Lee also works as a graphic artist at the campus Lifestyles Center. The exhibition, curated by Lee, includes work from friends Miles George, Erik Miller, Cayetano Valenzuela, Isaac Bidwell and Ben Petrie.
(Pictured: Illustration by Aaron Z. Lee)
The CoffeeNook, 156 West 2nd Street, Oswego
Scientific Art Exhibition: Marking the dedication of SUNY Oswego’s Shineman Center for Science, Engineering and Innovation, the exhibit features works from Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics.
The Visiting Artist Talk by Aaron Sinift Has Been Rescheduled from 10/23/13 in Room 132, Campus Center Auditorium to 11/12/13 in Room 105, Lanigan Hall.
Please see the calendar entry on the new date for more details.
Melissa Cooke creates large scale drawings made by dusting thin layers of graphite onto paper with a dry brush. The softness of the graphite provides a smooth surface that can be augmented by erasing in details and textures. No pencils are used in the work, allowing the surface to glow without the shine of heavy pencil marks. Illusion dissolves into brush work and the honesty of the material. Cooke traverses a path, back and forth, first to work intimately with the surface and then to see the piece from a distance. This dance with her drawing has become a ritual, and ultimately, a release.
Artist Website: http://melissacookeart.com/
Aaron Sinift was born and raised in Iowa and now lives in NYC. He attended the University of Iowa and Boston University. His informal education has come from listening and extensive travel throughout the world, especially in India. He is the instigator of 5 Year Plan, husband of Greta Byrum and will spend the rest of his life making art.
Artist Website: http://5yearplan.org/aaron/sinift/The_Art_of_Aaron_Sinift.html
Chris Held is an artist/designer and the co-owner of Von Tundra, an American design studio. He received an MFA in sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland. His work rides the boundary between clean, minimal design and the hand made object. Von Tundra has created large-scale installations at High Desert Test Sites in Joshua Tree, California. Held’s work has been written about in magazines including Dwell, Surface, Art Papers and Portland Spaces as well as included on blogs: Designboom, DesignMilk and Dezeen.
Artist Website: http://chrisheldartist.com/